Final Fate of Nikita & Hannibal Should Soon Be Revealed
Final word on the fate of our favourite on-air shows like Nikita and Hannibal should be coming within the next few days, the Cancellation Bear says on Twitter.
Already, TV By the Numbers has given their final predictions, and it’s a mixed bag: Nikita looks very good, Hannibal not so much. Odds Makers Robert and Bill have given Nikita an 85% and 100% chance at renewal. Hannibal, on the other hand, has a lowly 25% or 30% chance of being renewed, they say.
Hannibal‘s network, NBC, has also started picking up new programming, adding two new dramas (Crisis from Rand Ravich and Believe from J.J. Abrams) and three new comedies (About a Boy, Sean Saves the World, and Family Guide) to their slate.
Don’t forget, there is a fan campaign underway tonight (May 9) to save Hannibal. You can catch a new episode of Hannibal, titled Sorbet, tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC. A new episode of Nikita, titled Invisible Hand, airs tomorrow (May 10) at 8 p.m. on the CW.
For fans who are waiting on the edge of their seats, the Bear expects most news to come through before the weekend. But the absolute final word will be the upfronts, where networks present their new and returning shows to the press. The NBC upfronts are scheduled for the morning of May 13, and the CW‘s are May 16. Time to place your final bets.
Update (May 10, 2013 3:00 p.m. Eastern): Nikita has scored a short fourth season. Hannibal‘s fate has not yet been decided, but the announcement is expected in the next 10 hours.
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